Arequipa, Peru: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Arequipa, Peru? If you're planning to go to Arequipa, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Arequipa, Peru

Based on the climate and weather in Arequipa, the best time to go is November. See below for details.

Important essentials for Arequipa, Peru

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Arequipa, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

Arequipa is at a somewhat high altitude, and could cause problems for some. For that reason, you will want to be constantly hydrated and pack altitude sickness remedies.


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen

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What to wear/what to pack for Arequipa, Peru by month

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January

January in Arequipa is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to visit the charming Cathedral Basilica of Arequipa, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

February

February in Arequipa is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to visit the charming Cathedral Basilica of Arequipa, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

March

March in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to visit the charming Cathedral Basilica of Arequipa, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

April

If you vacation in Arequipa during April, you might see that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to visit the charming Cathedral Basilica of Arequipa, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

May

If you visit Arequipa during May, you might notice that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to visit the charming Cathedral Basilica of Arequipa, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

June

If you vacation in Arequipa during June, you will probably find that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 30 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to visit the charming Cathedral Basilica of Arequipa, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

July

If you are traveling to Arequipa in July, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to visit the charming Cathedral Basilica of Arequipa, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

August

If you go to Arequipa in August, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to visit the charming Cathedral Basilica of Arequipa, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

September

If you visit Arequipa during September, you may see that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to visit the charming Cathedral Basilica of Arequipa, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

October

October in Arequipa is mild and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to visit the charming Cathedral Basilica of Arequipa, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

November

If you vacation in Arequipa during November, you will probably notice that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to visit the charming Cathedral Basilica of Arequipa, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

December

If you visit Arequipa during December, you will probably find that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to visit the charming Cathedral Basilica of Arequipa, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

Activities for Arequipa, Peru

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Arequipa.

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